The best beer bar in Minnesota, picked by voters

It's not in the Twin Cities.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A Mankato watering hole was named the Minnesota winner for the 2017 Great American Beer Bars competition.

The Brewers Association's website CraftBeer.com surveyed 7,000 people to come up with the best places to drink beer in each state, and Mankato Brewery topped the list for Minnesota.

Mankato Brewery, which started producing beer in 2012, has six seasonal bottled or canned beers and 14 draught lines, CraftBeer.com says, noting the brewery is "focused on creating authentic beers that reflect the heritage of the region and its people."

The brewery hosts live, local music every Tuesday in the taproom (and some other days), as well as other events. Among the ones coming up: brewery tours and a cornhole tournament.

This is the second year CraftBeer.com has included bars in every state on its Great American Beer Bars list (previously the competition was categorized by region). In 2016, the winner from Minnesota was The Happy Gnome in St. Paul.

Here are the other winners from each state this year:

Next Up

Flickr -  Bank Plaze Nov 2020 - Chad Davis

US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

Katie Storm Twitter Bally Sports North - Aug 4 2021

MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

Flickr - Wisconsin State Fair cream puff - USDA

Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

theodore wirth trailhead

Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

Eric Reinbold - Pennington County Sheriff Aug 4 2021

At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

Flickr - toxic algae bloom - MPCA Photos

Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

vaccine, covid

Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

Phillip Miller

Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

Pixabay - pistol holster handgun

Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.

covid

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Related

No Minnesota beers made the Best Beers in America list

We've got more than 100 craft breweries – but not one got a beer on this list.

No Minnesota beers made the Best Beers in America list

We've got more than 100 craft breweries – but not one got a beer on this list.

5 Minnesota craft breweries win medals at prestigious Great American Beer Festival

It was the most competitive year for the competition on record.

5 Minnesota craft breweries win medals at prestigious Great American Beer Festival

It was the most competitive year for the competition on record.